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February & Upcoming Events

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Featuring local, state and national events  for NGLCC, nglccNY,  our Membership and Community Partners. See you at our next event! Read More Read More Read More nglccNY Media Partner Chinamerica helps us celebrate  the Lunar New Year at this M3 at Slate  in conjunction with NYC’s LGBT Asian American community. Read More SAVE THE DATE Read More SAVE THE DATE Read More Posted by  Sean Franklin, Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee,   nglccNY Experience Producer,  Socio What's your story?  Please contact me at  sean@nglccNY.org . Socio is a  creative, communications and customer experience agency shaping how companies do business. A certified LGBT Business Enterprise.  

Woman Spotlight: Christina Clark

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Manhattan Mushroom Company  is the first organic specialty mushroom farm located in New York City.  They are dedicated to recycling local source coffee grounds and biomass to grow and distribute fresh, no pesticide, organic gourmet mushrooms year around.  Manhattan Mushroom Company was established in 2015 with a mission to operate an urban mushroom farm with a focus on ecology. Their ecological-consciousness is being aware of their business in relation to other ecosystems, people, and environment.   The business gives back to the community by teaching workshops and classes in mushroom cultivation and agriculture to youth and local residents.  Christina Clark, M.S. Director of Development & Chief Agriculture Ecologist Manhattan Mushroom Company Inc. Meet Christina Clark, M.S. - “I grew up in East Palo Alto, an inner city of the bay area, during the 1980's in the height of its crime and crack epidemic. East Palo Alto had a lot of liquor stores but no supermarkets or

Non-Profit Spotlight: The Center for Black Equity

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On July 28, 2012, the International Federation of Black Prides Board of Directors voted to re-brand and restructure the organization. The new name, Center for Black Equity (CBE) , refocuses and elevates the deep commitment to our mission of achieving equality and justice for Black LGBT communities through expansive platforms focused on Health Equity, Economic Equity and Social Equity. Earl Fowlkes, President & CEO The Center for Black Equity This branding shift also fosters a much-needed sense of urgency to increase the public’s understanding of the myriad challenges LGBT communities face daily. CBE believes that the new identity and expanded platform will facilitate the erosion of misconceptions and prejudices against members of the community and revitalize the public’s commitment to advocate collaboratively for immediate institutional changes in laws, policies, programs and resource availabilities that allow everyone, including Black LGBT people, to compete effective

Hootology Wins Biz Pitch!

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nglccNY congratulates LGBTBE Hootology for winning our first-ever Biz Pitch competition sponsored by EY ! We also congratulate LGBTBEs Blackland Data Management and Windows Management Experts for participating and fiercely pitching their companies. Following the huge success of our last Certified Superstar in 2017, EY graciously offered to sponsor a competitive track to our traditional Certified Superstar program. The first of our 2018 Biz Pitch competitions was held on January 25, 2018 at EY’s offices in Times Square. The judges included EY professionals in procurement, lines of business and supplier diversity.  There will be two more similar competitions where eligible LGBTBEs can apply to pitch to compete for the chance to pitch in the final competition in December for one of three prizes. The next Biz Pitch will take place on June 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at EY’s offices in Times Square. (The application period will open in May.) The third Biz